Norristown School District Urges for More Funding before Pandemic Relief Funds Run Out

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Norristown Superintendent Christopher Dormer.

Norristown School District is one of many in the region pushing for more school funding before pandemic relief ends for the 2024–2025 school year, writes Maddie Hanna for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

School district superintendents are worried about what is going to happen when the funding goes away.

At Upper Darby School District, for example, pandemic relief money has helped pay for employee retention, mental health, support, technology, and summer programs in Delaware County.

Governor Josh Shapiro’s budget proposal is calling for $567 million in basic education funding. Districts that are more in need of support will get a larger share, writes Hanna. The proposal also included a $1 billion “down payment” for the Pennsylvania school system.

Norristown School District Superintendent Christopher Dormer said at a news conference at Upper Darby High School that schools needed more funding as soon as possible.

Read more about the funding in The Philadelphia Inquirer.  

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